Career Overview

Information Technology (IT)

What They Do:

IT professionals in the healthcare setting are not only responsible for managing clinical software and the other processes that help administrative staff to keep patient records and admissions systems working properly, they also have an important role to play in ensuring medical wards, operating rooms, labor and delivery suites and emergency department equipment run smoothly.  They assist with everything from helping staff troubleshoot basic computer issues, working on information databases or programs, to overseeing and maintaining the entire network infrastructure of the facility. 

Also Known As:

Information Analyst, Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Network Administrator, Network Coordinator, Network Manager, Systems Administrator

  • Computer & Information Systems Managers (Annual Mean Wage: $114,770)
  • Computer Network Support Specialists (Annual Mean Wage: $52,800)
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators (Annual Mean Wage: $68,310)
  • Database Administrators and Architects (Annual Mean Wage: $80,220)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certificates/Associates Degrees: 2 years
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 4 years

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